Ian & Phil | Wedding Day | Aldwark Manor


It’s been a while since I’ve written a few words on my blog, with so many engagement shoots and weddings so tightly packed together my life has quite literally been back-to-back editing for the past couple of months.

I’ve had some truly incredible moments at each and every wedding so far and to be a part of Ian and Phil’s big day has been such a great highlight of the season. If you’ve had the chance to read my ‘I’m Not a Photographer’ blog then you’ll know that I like to approach my photography in a way that allows me to be more than just the person capturing the wedding photos. From our initial meeting to visiting them at their home, through to their wedding day both Ian and Phil have made me feel so welcome, and that extended to their incredible guests who couldn’t do any more to make me feel like I was one of the party.

However, I was most affected by understanding that Phil had suffered the sad and untimely loss of both of his parents, so closely together, shortly before the big day. It seemed fitting that a bunch of blue and pink balloons were released in their memory. I stood and captured the moment with tears in my eyes, feeling everything from that moment. Incredibly, whilst most of the balloons disappeared in to the distance, two balloons - one pink, one blue - got caught in a nearby tree. It was such a solemn time and gave everyone the much needed reassurance that both parents were with us that day.

Both Ian and Phil managed to bring everything together to make the perfect wedding day, and it’s one that I’ll remember for a long time to come.

It’s amazing to think that being a photographer can be so personal. It’s no surprise anymore that I’m able to enjoy such great company and creating moments together with my couples and their guests. Not only this but to have such a great working relationship with the team at Aldwark Manor makes me feel like I’m not even at work at all, and the combination is just something you can’t buy.

Just a quick scroll through some of my favourite images below will show you the love and joy that Ian and Phil were surrounded by, and I’m so proud to have played such an important role in their day.

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To view the full gallery, click the link below and be sure to ask Ian and Phil for the password for access.

Full Gallery Link


Venue: Aldwark Manor
Chair Covers: Chair Covers of Yorkshire
Florist: Mrs Bouquets
Fireworks: The Fireworkers
DJ/Entertainment: Club Class Entertainment
Dance Floor: Elite Sound & Lightning